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Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa

Rui Soles Gonçalves, Carolina Quintal Caldeira, Mónica Vieira Rodrigues, Sabine Cardoso Felícia, Luís Manuel Cavalheiro, Pedro Lopes Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: To translate and culturally adapt the Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS) to the European Portuguese language, and to test its reliability (internal consistency, reproducibility and measurement error) and validity (construct validity). METHODS: The OSS Portuguese version was obtained through translations, back-translations, consensus panels, clinical review and cognitive pre-test. Portuguese OSS, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaires, and the visual analogue scales of pain at rest [VAS rest] and during movement [VAS movement] were applied to 111 subjects with shoulder pain (degenerative or inflammatory disorders) and recommended for physical therapy...
March 8, 2018: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
João Eurico Fonseca, José António Pereira da Silva, Miguel Bernardes, Rui Cernadas, José Canas da Silva, Lúcia Costa, Taciana Videira, Luís C Miranda, Anabela Barcelos, Pedro A Laires, Raquel Dezerto, Marília D Pereira, Filomena Vidal, Esmeralda Cunha, Ana Morais, Carla Martins, Rui Mesquita
OBJECTIVES: Early diagnosis and treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and axial Spondylarthritis (axial SpA) can limit the impact of disease outcomes. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a referral program on the identification of patients with RA and axial SpA. METHODS: This was an observational, prospective, randomized (by clusters) study conducted in Portugal to evaluate the impact of the implementation of a set of referral support actions (RSA). The study was divided in two sub-studies, the RA sub-study and the axial SpA sub-study...
March 5, 2018: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
João Amaral, Catarina Sanches, Duarte Marques, José Vaz Patto, Filipe Barcelos, António Mata
AIMS: The objective of this study was to perform the Portuguese transcultural adaptation of the original Brazilian version of the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 (OHIP-14) while evaluating the association between hyposalivation and quality of life in a Sjögren´s Syndrome population. METHODS: The original Brazilian version of the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 was culturally adapted following the guidelines for cross-cultural adaptation of health-related quality of life measures...
March 5, 2018: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Tiago Costa, Sandra Falcão, Margarida Mateus, Jaime Branco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 4, 2018: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Kemal Erol, Kevser Gok, Gizem Cengiz, Gamze Kilic, Erkan Kilic, Salih Ozgocmen
OBJECTIVE: Although the prevalence of peripheral and extra-articular disease in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) has been assessed in many studies, data on non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) is scanty. The aim of this study was first, to compare radiographic-axSpA/AS (r-axSpA/AS) and nr-axSpA concerning peripheral arthritis and extra-articular manifestations (EAMs), and second, to assess potential differences between patient subgroups with or without EAMs regarding disease burden...
January 16, 2018: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Romeu Pinho, Sara Santana, Filipa Farinha, Inês Cunha, Anabela Barcelos, José Brenha
Tumours formed from peripheral nerve sheaths are rare in the shoulder. We present the case of a 80-year-old female referred to an orthopaedic surgery clinic because of a large painless mass of the right shoulder, with one year of evolution. There was no history of trauma, involvement of any other joint or systemic complaints. Given the clinical and imagiological suspicion of a giant synovial cyst, the patient underwent complete surgical resection of the mass, which took place without any complications or functional impairment...
November 5, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Alparslan Bayram Çarli, Mehmet Incedayi
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October 10, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Antonio Claudio Godoy Junior, Henrique Gaertner, Thelma Skare, Renato Nisihara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Burcu Taser, Fikriye Figen Ayhan, Pinar Borman
AIMS: Work impairment is one of the most important exploration and one of the aims of rheumatologists. We aimed to determine the risk factors for employment state and predictive factors of work outcomes using multi-dimensional measures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in this comprehensive study. METHODS: One hundred patients with AS (31 females and 69 males) were included into this study. Demographic properties, local factors, disease activity (BASDAI), functionality (BASFI), spinal mobility (BASMI), radiologic stage (BASRI), quality of life (AS-QoL), cardiopulmonary involvement, exercise stress test and work outcomes were investigated and compared in employed and un-employed patients...
October 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Helena Santos, Mónica Eusébio, Joana Borges, Diana Gonçalves, Pedro Ávila-Ribeiro, Daniela Santos Faria, Carina Lopes, João Rovisco, Ana Águeda, Patrícia Nero, Paula Valente, Ana Rita Cravo, Maria José Santos
Objective To compare outcomes in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients initiating adalimumab (ADA), with short- and long-term disease duration and to evaluate the potential effect of concomitant conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARD) or glucocorticoids. Methods Analyses included adult PsA patients registered in the Rheumatic Diseases Portuguese Register ( between June 2008-June 2016 who received ADA for ≥3 months. Psoriatic Arthritis Response Criteria (PsARC) response, tender and swollen joint count, inflammatory parameters, patient (PtGA) and physician global assessment (PhGA), Disease Activity Score-28 joints (DAS28), and Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) were compared between patients with <5 years of disease (early PsA) and those with ≥5 years of disease duration (late PsA)...
October 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
C Macieira
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October 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Fawad Aslam, Michael Fox, April Chang-Miller
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October 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Ana Raquel Teixeira, Mariana Rodrigues, Hercília Guimarães, Cláudia Moura, Iva Brito
Neonatal lupus (NL) is a very rare condition with an estimated incidence of 1 in 20.000 pregnancies. It is caused by the transplacental passage of autoantibodies anti-Ro/SSA, antiSa/SSB antibodies and/or anti-U1 RNP antibodies into the fetal circulation. The mother may be completely asymptomatic or have a known inflammatory rheumatic disease, such as Sjögren syndrome (SS) or Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Clinical manifestations are diverse, being the most common cutaneous and cardiac. The authors present a case series of eight cases diagnosed with NL between January 2008 and December 2016 in a tertiary hospital and a brief revision of the literature...
October 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Amir Emamifar, Klaus Levin, Inger Marie Jensen Hansen
AIMS: To reveal the prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in patients with newly diagnosed Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and evaluate the association between clinical characteristics of RA and DM as well as treatment response in newly diagnosed RA patients with DM. METHODS: Newly diagnosed, adult, RA patients, who were registered in Danish Danbio since 1st January 2010, were included. Patients' demographics, serology results including rheumatoid factor (RF), anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (anti-CCP) and antinuclear antibody (ANA) as well as disease activity score in 28 joints-C-reactive protein (DAS28-CRP) at the time of diagnosis and after 4 months (±1-2 months) of treatment initiation were extracted from Danbio Registry...
September 28, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Maria João Gonçalves, Vasco C Romão, Luís Soares-de-Almeida, Helena Canhão, José Carlos Romeu, Heinz Kutzner, José Alberto Pereira-da-Silva
Erythema elevatum diutinum is a rare neutrophilic dermatoses with vasculitis, which presents as persistent, symmetrical, purple or brownish papules and nodules, mainly in the extensor surface of the limbs. We describe a case of erythema elevatum diutinum and polyarthritis as initial manifestations of Crohn's disease associated spondyloarthritis. A 51-year-old man, from São Tomé e Príncipe, with previous history of treated tuberculosis and chronic hepatitis B infection, was admitted due to 4 months history of polyarthritis, hyperpigmented papules on the extensor surfaces, occasional episodes of bloody mucous diarrhea and significant weight loss...
September 14, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Joana Sousa-Neves, Marcos Cerqueira, Daniela Santos-Faria, Carmo Afonso, Filipa Teixeira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 9, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Joana Sousa-Neves, Marcos Cerqueira, Carmo Afonso, Filipa Teixeira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
João Eurico Fonseca
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July 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Maria José Santos, Helena Canhão, Ana Filipa Mourão, Filipa Oliveira Ramos, Cristina Ponte, Cátia Duarte, Anabela Barcelos, Fernando Martins, José António Melo Gomes
Patient registries are key instruments aimed at a better understanding of the natural history of diseases, at assessing the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions, as well as identifying rare events or outcomes that are not captured in clinical trials. However, the potential of registries goes far beyond these aspects. For example, registries promote the standardization of clinical practice, can also provide information on domains that are not routinely collected in clinical practice and can support decision-making...
July 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Filipe C Araújo, Alexandre Sepriano, Filipa Teixeira, Diogo Jesus, Teresa Martins Rocha, Patrícia Martins, Catarina Tenazinha, Ana Cordeiro, Ana Filipa Mourão, Cândida Silva, Carlos Vaz, Cátia Duarte, Cristina Ponte, Fernando Pimentel Dos Santos, Helena Canhão, Helena Santos, José Bravo Pimentão, José Canas da Silva, Joaquim Pereira, José António Pereira da Silva, Luís Cunha Miranda, Margarida Oliveira, Maria João Saavedra, Pedro Gonçalves, Sandra Falcão, Susana Capela, João Eurico Fonseca
Biosimilars are new and more affordable similar versions of previously approved reference biological drugs. Following the approval of the first monoclonal antibody biosimilar in 2013, the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology issued a position paper on the use of biosimilars in rheumatic conditions covering efficacy, safety, extrapolation, interchangeability, substitution and pharmacovigilance. However, as this is a rapidly evolving field, it was felt that the knowledge and evidence gathered since then justified an update of these statements...
July 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
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